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UK Equity and Revenue Crowd Funding - Facts and Figures 2015

  • ID: 3053129
  • January 2015
  • Region: United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 250 Pages
  • Ian Youngman
Equity and revenue crowd funding in the UK is worth £90 million now and could reach a £ billion by 2016

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Crowd funding is an increasingly popular way of financing projects, business ideas, charity and loans through small contributions from a large number of individuals. Even the government has recognized this with the launch of venture funding hubs and joint finance ventures with equity platforms; not forgetting the introduction of regulation in 2014.

By 2020 it will be common for businesses and individuals to connect with businesses via equity and revenue platforms. Returns are financial, but investors also have the benefit of having contributed to the success of an idea they believe in. For investors, there is a risk that the business could make money, but they see little or no return as the deal was badly structured.

Crowd funding is a way of raising funds via specialist online platforms in a climate where raising funds for projects, loans and business ideas through business angels or traditional lending from banks is hard. There are concerns on regulation, investment losses, scams and fraud that need to be watched.2015 will see local venture fund advice centres, but with such a new industry, who is qualified to give advice to potential investors and business users? MPs READ MORE >

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Equity and revenue crowd funding in the UK is worth £90 million now and could reach a £ billion by 2016

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Abundance Generation
  • Crowd Mortgage
  • CrowdLords
  • FundTheGap
  • Pitchforit
  • Spacehive
  • MORE

Global figures

Europe figures

UK figures

Number of platforms

Global research

European research

UK research

Regulation
- Advertising Standards Authority
- Bank of England
- Competition and Markets Authority
- European Commission
- Financial Conduct Authority
- FCA and consumer credit regulation
- FCA and regulation
- FCA and equity platform regulation
- FCA and qualified investors
- FCA and new platforms
- FCA and public offers
- FCA and regulation-the impact
- FCA- planned regulation changes
- FCA-promotions
- FCA- social media
- Financial Policy Committee
- Financial Services Act
- Financial Services Compensation Scheme
- Innovation Hub
- Peer-to-Peer Finance Association lending rules
- Prudential Regulation Authority
- Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014-15
- Treasury

Trade associations
- Confederation of British Industry
- European Crowdfunding Network
- European Crowdfunding Stakeholders Forum
- European Equity Crowdfunding Association
- Federation of Small Businesses
- International Crowd Funding Association
- UK Crowdfunding Association
- World Crowdfund Federation

Organisations
- alternativebusinessfunding
- British Business Bank
- Business Agent
- Crowdbox
- Crowdfunding Exchange
- Crowdfunding Hub
- Crowdnetic
- Crowdsurfer
- London Co-Investment Fund
- NurtureMoney
- Plymouth University
- Prince’s Trust
- Venture funding hubs

History
- History of crowd funding

Types of crowd funding
- Donation
- Reward
- Equity
- Debt
- Revenue share

How it works
- Basics
- Donation and reward
- Investment and equity
- Revenue sharing
- Cross border

How platforms make money
- Basics
- All or nothing
- Target market
- Direct crowd funding

Why it has risen
- The need
- Austerity
- Benefits

Businesses and other users
- The need
- Benefits
- How businesses can use crowd funding
- Why crowd funding is better than a bank loan
- Crowd funding versus angel investment
- Crowd funding and venture capital
- Perils of crowd funding for business ideas
- Why reward funding can be best for entrepreneurs
- Biotech
- Solar
- Social enterprises
- Fashion
- Franchising
- Women
- Carbon offsetting
- Civic projects
- IP protection

Investors
- Investors and due diligence
- Who can be an investor?
- Why investors use it
- Risks for investors
- Risks for investors in equity crowdfunding
- Business angels
- Scams
- The consultancy circus
- Equity crowd funding- a scandal waiting to happen?

UK links overseas
- Australia
- Brazil
- Dubai
- France
- Germany
- India
- Mexico
- New Zealand
- Poland
- Spain
- Sweden
- USA

Platforms
- Abundance Generation
- AngelsDen Crowdfunding
- Bank On Dave
- BankToTheFuture
- BloomVC
- Business Agent
- Buzzbnk
- Capitalise Invest
- Carlton
- CivilizedMoney
- Crowd2Fund
- CrowdAhead
- CrowdAHouse
- Crowdbnk
- Crowdcube
- Crowdcure
- Crowd For Angels
- Crowdfunder
- Crowdfunding Exchange
- CrowdLords
- CrowdMission
- Crowd Mortgage
- CrowdPatch
- Crowd Racing
- CrowdShed
- Crowdsurfer
- Crowd Valley
- Ecopropagator
- Entrepreneur country
- Enterprise Den
- Fireflock
- Funding Planet
- Funding Tree
- FundTheGap
- GamCrowd
- Gen Community
- GrowthFunders
- House Crowd
- Hybrid Funding
- Ice Dragons
- InvestingZone
- Launchpad
- Microgenius
- Patronomy
- Pitchforit
- PrimaryBid
- Propagator
- Property Crowd
- Property Moose
- Ray’s Fund
- Scottish Funding
- Seedrs
- Seedups UK
- ShareIn
- Skipso
- Spacehive
- SquareKnot
- Symbid
- SyndicateRoom
- ThrillCapita;
- Trillion Fund
- Unbound
- Up and Funding
- VentureFounders
- Venture Giant
- Volpit
- YouAngel

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Equity and revenue crowd funding in the UK is worth £90 million now and could reach a £ billion by 2016

- Abundance Generation
- AngelsDen Crowdfunding
- Bank On Dave
- BankToTheFuture
- BloomVC
- Business Agent
- Buzzbnk
- Capitalise Invest
- Carlton
- CivilizedMoney
- Crowd2Fund
- CrowdAhead
- CrowdAHouse
- Crowdbnk
- Crowdcube
- Crowdcure
- Crowd For Angels
- Crowdfunder
- Crowdfunding Exchange
- CrowdLords
- CrowdMission
- Crowd Mortgage
- CrowdPatch
- Crowd Racing
- CrowdShed
- Crowdsurfer
- Crowd Valley
- Ecopropagator
- Entrepreneur country
- Enterprise Den
- Fireflock
- Funding Planet
- Funding Tree
- FundTheGap
- GamCrowd
- Gen Community
- GrowthFunders
- House Crowd
- Hybrid Funding
- Ice Dragons
- InvestingZone
- Launchpad
- Microgenius
- Patronomy
- Pitchforit
- PrimaryBid
- Propagator
- Property Crowd
- Property Moose
- Ray’s Fund
- Scottish Funding
- Seedrs
- Seedups UK
- ShareIn
- Skipso
- Spacehive
- SquareKnot
- Symbid
- SyndicateRoom
- ThrillCapita;
- Trillion Fund
- Unbound
- Up and Funding
- VentureFounders
- Venture Giant
- Volpit
- YouAngel

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